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Ariana Grande was reportedly dubbed the highest paid female to perform at Coachella – passing up Beyonce, getting a pay-out twice as much from last year’s performance. Business Insider reported Bey was paid $4 million and Ari $8 million.
While both women made history—Beyonce being the first black woman to headline and Ariana being the youngest. Bey definitely set the bar for Coachella performances, making it a competition for artists and now it is being cleared up that Ari didn’t cash in a bigger check than Queen Bey.
According to The BLAST and various reports, both Ariana and Beyonce received the same $4 Million check for both weekends that they headlined the Coachella festival.
Of course, The Beyhive wasn’t intially too happy about Ari’s reported bigger payment and ya’ll know they had to let it be known on social media.
Ariana Grande is NOT a performer. She can sing; but she cannot entertain. Also, that entire set was a disaster. #BeyChella is the best thing to happen to Coachella & it will NEVER happen again, unless Beyoncé performs, again. Goodbye & goodnight pic.twitter.com/xEcQRjPvsF
— DIOMI (@diomicordero) April 15, 2019
you’ve got to be kidding me….. fucking beyonce is only get half as much as ariana???? make it make sense somebody
— sim with luv (@sunflowerssim) April 17, 2019
Y’all can’t compare #ARICHELLA with #Beychella. Pitting Beyoncé performing with a 20+ year catalogue with Ariana’s 5-ish years of mainstream relevance isn’t really fair to either party.
— edgar (@b4bey) April 15, 2019
If ya’ll watched Ariana’s performance, you saw she brought out the big guns—Nicki Minaj and N’Sync. Ari fans are titling it “Arichella.” But you would’ve also seen that there were some technical difficulties during her set with Nicki, and Beyonce…. well, she didn’t.
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